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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 21:37

KahBang - Music | Art | Film

BANGOR For the past five years, KahBang has been bringing more and more culture to the area. First came music, then art, then film and beer - and each year is bigger and better.

Headlining the Festival this year is rock band Dr. Dog and Odd Future group member, hip-hop artist Earl Sweatshirt. New additions include St. Lucia, Gentleman Hall, Vacationer, X Ambassadors, Caro Khan, My Pet Dragon, Spencer Albee and North of Nashville. KahBang is also showcasing emerging musicians from all over North America, playing genres that include indie, electronic, rock, hip-hop, country-rock, electro-pop, rap and indie- folk.

"Not since our founding year in 2009 have I been more excited for our event. We took an approach this year that focused on building a festival and not just a concert, and I'm overwhelmed by the result. We have more to offer to the public than any year before, and most of it is free,' said Tim Lo, executive director of KahBang. 'For our returning fans this is the richest experience they'll ever have. Get ready for one amazing KAHBANG weekend. We're excited to host New England and visitors from afar.'

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:24

KahBang Arts announces Electric Dash'

A 0.965605K Run & Dance Party for charity

BANGOR - KahBang Arts, the nonprofit arm of the KahBang music | art | film Festival, is excited to introduce the inaugural 'Electric Dash' Charity Run. The Dash will take place on Aug. 8, 2013 as part of the KahBang Festival's annual kick-off events in downtown Bangor.

Electric Dash is glow-in-the-dark run from Bangor's historic West Market Square to the KahBang Dance Stage on Waterfront Festival Grounds directly following the fifth annual KahBang Festival Kick-Off Concert. Registration is $5 and people can sign up at www.kahbang.com/dash. To celebrate your successful run (or walk) of fun, the Dash ends in a dance party at the Dance Stage with a DJ and glow sticks. Following the Dash and Dance Party, participants are allowed access to the KahBang Campsite's Late Late Stage, located directly behind the Sports Arena in Hermon.

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:01

Females dominate KahBang Arts gallery

BANGOR - The works of five talented women will be on display at this year's KahBang Arts spring gallery. The creations of Emma Sampson, Abbeth Russell, Lisa B. Martin, Stacy Howe, and Lori Leonard can all be viewed on the second floor at Zen Asian Bistro in downtown Bangor from now until April 7.

"We do two galleries a year and when we do them we have artists submit their work or we pick ones we like from online," explained Meg Shorette, executive director of KahBang Arts. "When we started going through the images we liked, I realized they were all done by women."

The featured artists in this year's event all reside somewhere in New England.

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:11

A look at KahBang 2011

BANGOR - The KahBang arts and music festival came to an end this past weekend, but not without going out with a bang. The waterfront was alive with music highlighting talent from local Maine artists to the Grammy-nominated band My Morning Jacket. KahBang rocked the waterfront, attracting people from all walks of life.

The headliners Friday night were Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Lupe Fiasco. Grace, opened with their hit 'Paris (OooLaLa),' exciting the crowd for more. She truly rocked the stage with jamming guitars and organ solos, as people danced and hula-hooped their way into nightfall that created a great experience for all ages.

As the night moved on, the bright lights shown down on Chicago-raised rapper Lupe Fiasco. Sporting a full band behind him, he had great energy that vibrated through the crowd and really getting people up and shaking their groove thang well into the night

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